News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site. See our updated Privacy Policy here.



Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events


Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

Free Trading Guides
Please try again
More View more
Real Time News
  • Further your stock trading knowledge and gain informed market analyses from our expert analysts @HathornSabin and @JMcQueenFX on Indexes with our free Q4 guide, available today. #Dailyfxguides #equities #stocks
  • Forex Update: As of 12:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇳🇿NZD: 0.96% 🇦🇺AUD: 0.80% 🇬🇧GBP: 0.75% 🇪🇺EUR: 0.38% 🇨🇦CAD: 0.26% 🇯🇵JPY: 0.09% View the performance of all markets via
  • Heads Up:🇺🇸 Housing Starts MoM (SEP) due at 12:30 GMT (15min) Previous: 3.9%
  • Heads Up:🇺🇸 Building Permits MoM (SEP) due at 12:30 GMT (15min) Previous: 5.6%
  • GBP/JPY...back to levels last seen in mid-2016. CCI indicator warns of pair being heavily overbought tho...#gbpjpy #gbp #jpy @DailyFXTeam
  • $AUDJPY testing above the 85 handle for the first time since June 85.81 the next spot of resistance, above that, fresh three year highs
  • $USD deeper into support zone, 93.43 was the Q1 swing high, marks the bottom of the zone that I'm following. It's confluent with the 23.6% retracement of the bullish move that started in May #DXY
  • Heads Up:🇬🇧 BoE Gov Bailey Speech due at 12:05 GMT (15min)
  • What is your forex trading style? Take the quiz and find out:
  • Heads Up:💶 ECB Panetta Speech due at 12:00 GMT (15min)
Using a Trading Journal

Using a Trading Journal

Richard Krivo, Trading Instructor

Instructor’s Response:

Good question and a good idea…
Take a look at the example below. You can set up a journal in whatever format will be easiest for you to use and understand. The data points that are shown below are the primary headings that should be included.
chart 6 24 10
In the Notes/Remarks section, you can include what prompted you to enter the trade, what indicators were used, market conditions at the time, any relevant news announcements and similarinformation that would be helpful. Also, when the trade is closed, include a few words as to why you feel the trade was profitable or not. The overriding point here is that when you go back to look over the trade, you would like to be able to reconstruct it as accurately as possible and use that information going forward.
The benefit of keeping a journal is that over days, weeks and months you can go back and see what you might be doing that is leading to successful trades and, likewise, what might be leading to unsuccessful trades.
Also, the mere fact of having to write down key data on each trade will cause you to think through each trade in a little more depth right from the start.
Lastly, for some added thoughts on this subject, the link below will take you to one of the Daily Trading Lessons by Tom Long on Keeping a Trading Log...

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.